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O’Neill welcomes Bombardier deal

17 October, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill MLA has welcomed news of a deal between Airbus and Bombardier and said it would help to secure the future of workers in Belfast.

Michelle O’Neill said:

“This is a good news story for Bombardier, for its workforce in Belfast and the local economy.

“The deal with Airbus will help secure the future of the workforce in Belfast and sales of the C-Series planes, whose wings are manufactured in Belfast.

“Sinn Féin’s focus over recent weeks has been on safeguarding the welfare and livelihoods of Bombardier’s workers since news broke about the possibility the US Department of Commerce might impose punitive tariffs on Bombardier.

“This deal between Airbus and Bombardier will go some way to allay those fears and will come as a relief to the workers and their families and all those local businesses involved in the Bombardier supply chain.”

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